Saturday, May 31, 2008

I'm Brilliant

Me- That's a bumble bee.
Patrick- Yeah, but it's solid black.
Me- Well it is..........
Patrick- What's the difference between the black ones, and the yellow &  black ones.
Me- They're different colors.
(Patrick came close to dropping the propane tank he was carrying while laughing.)

That's the kind of genius it takes to raise children with brilliant, curious minds like Patrick's. Not a lot of parents are as sharp and full of knowledge like I am, and they would find questions like Patrick's frustrating, and difficult. Just be glad I'm raising him. I have the tough answers. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Looks Taller to Me

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Hair Cut

Me- Got my hair cut. 
Georgia- I know. 
Me- Like it?
Georgia- Nope.
Me- What? 
Georgia- I hate it. 
Me- (laughing under my breath) why do you HATE IT?
Georgia- It's cut all short on the sides, and long on the top.
Me- Yeah, true, that is true. It is a bit short on the sides, and longer on the top. Soooo, that's no good huh?
Georgia- I hate it.
Me- I usually get it cut this short don't I?
Georgia- I don't know, but I don't like it.
Me- Yeah got that part.
Suzi- Georgia be nice.
Georgia- Whaaaaattt? I hate it. 

Good thing I have a healthy self esteem. I feel sorry for the boys who have or will fall in love with this girl. She's going to break some hearts with that ruthless candor. I will do my best over the next 20 years to make sure she's a good spouse, who has learned to bite her tongue a little more often. I'm not too worried though, we've got time to work on this. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Horror Movies

Sitting here in my hotel room, and a commercial for a horror movie is on T.V. Who the heck watches those? I don't get that at all. I hate them. HATE them. Isn't life full of enough horrors? I really don't need to pay money to be scared, and I certainly don't find that feeling entertaining.

Smiles Everywhere

School is almost out, and you can see it on the face of all the kids. The biggest smile has to be Suzi's since she is the homework enforcer.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Still Mr. Fast

Sam told woke up excited to run the mile the other day. "Dad we are running the mile at school today." Me "You seem fired up about it." Sam " I am!" Me "Going to kick some butt or something?" Sam "Heck Yes!"

Sam had the fastest mile in the school. He was the fastest with his buddy Shane at the beginning of the year when they tested. They had the same time. He told me he beat his buddy here at the end of the year by a couple of seconds. Of course in order to be the fastest in the school he had beat out all the 6th graders! I can't keep up with him, and he's only going to get faster.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008


As we were trying to decide what to eat for dinner.......well, it was really a discussion of what the kids were going to eat for dinner, because Suz and I were going to go out an eat Thai that night. So as the kids were debating in the car about what they wanted to eat for dinner, my favorite quote of the ride was Georgi's "Patrick, it's not all about you."

I just about wrecked the car I was laughing so hard.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Homer J

"Remember Marge it takes two to lie. One to lie, one to listen." Brilliant

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Deep thoughts of Jimi and Sean

When my brother Jimi and I were young I remember we loved to talk in bed for hours in the summer. We talked about everything, everything, and everything. Our conversations at times were funny, sometimes heated, and at times what we thought "deep."

I remember Dad coming down stairs and telling us to shut it. I'm sure he used a more friendly phrase.....the first time anyhow. If he had to make more than one trip down stairs I would suppose it would include some heat.

Jimi turned me on to the Beach Boys. We loved them, and we talked about the lyrics of their songs. We loved them because they sang about the girls, cars, and the beach. In our opinion what else was there to sing about? He would really love to talk about the meaning of songs, me....not so much. I can't tell you much more than the chorus of most songs. Even the ones I love. I'm the guy who sings everything wrong, and the chorus over and over. If I don't know the lyrics, it's going to make for a short discussion about the meaning of the songs. After Jimi and I started talking about the meaning of songs, I started reading the lyrics if they came with the album.

Well the Beach Boys albums we had didn't have the lyrics published that I remember. I remember one night that we talked about the song "little deuce coup." It was way cool. However there was a lyric we couldn't understand. The correct lyric reads "and she purrs like a kitten till the lake pipes roar." What the crap did that mean? I couldn't hear "lake pipes roar." I didn't know what they were saying, and Jimi didn't either. It kept us up man. Late. Still don't know what "lake pipes" are but I sleep fine anyhow. Thanks to the Internet I looked up the lyrics yesterday because I remembered that conversation. Seems trivial to you but that memory is 22 years old! Strange that I would even remember it.

The Beach Boys, awesome. The kicker is that the next summer Jimi and I were together he had moved on. The Beach Boys were for babies. Now he was a Beatles fan. Apparently they were much more sophisticated. Well, that lead to a summer of arguments while we laid there waiting to fall asleep. I'm certain Dad came downstairs more often that summer to tell us to cork it while we were arguing about who was cooler or smarter Mike Love, or John Lennon. Too Funny. Rock on Jimi!

In Case You Forgot.....

....What I looked like when I started my new life style. This picture was taken Sep 07. Yikes. Did I get stung by a bee? All over?
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Daddy Daughter Dance!

I had two beautiful dates tonight! We had a fantastic time at the school dance. I was proud of all the Dads, Uncles, and Grandpas out there shaking their grove thing. The little girls loved it! I spent the whole evening on the dance floor. Talk about good exercise try keeping up with two dates for 2 hours of dancing. Should have checked with my doctor before engaging in that kind of activity. Georgia, and Hannah were wonderful dates.

We started at In & Out, then danced our buns off, and finished with Cold Stone. I'm beat, and I can't wait for next year!
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My Photo Site

I take a ton of pictures. A lot of my favorites I put here on this blog, and will continue to do so. But for some reason I liked the idea of having a site for just my pictures. So I did.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Sick of the price of gas?

You might want to get one of these! I've been reading about this car for a while and wondered if it would ever make it to market. Hopefully we will see much more of this in the near future. Here's their website.  Read about it's performance. It will amaze you how different electric cars perform from a gas powered car.